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Why Nyaung Shwe Market is special ?
Nyaung Shwe Market is one of 5-day market, opened only on every 5th day, is very interesting spot for tourists. Women from various hill tribes who live in the Inlay region come to sell their home crafts, products, fruits and vegetables in this market. Nyaung Shwe market is very difficult to miss: it’s that vivid green square thing stuck smack bang in the middle of town. This is the town’s permanent, daily market, open from morning to late afternoon.
Apart from its permanent market, Nyaung Shwe also has a five-day market though do note that this is not connected to the Inle Lake five-day market. Rather, it has a separate schedule that it shares with the nearby towns of Kalaw, Aung Ban, Heho and Pindaya. Every five days then, Mingala doubles in size and overflows onto the surrounding streets and pavements. Since most visitors would tend to be out on the lake during the daytime, this market is also surprisingly un-touristy. Especially colourful are the flower growers bringing their temperate flower varieties of roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and so on down from the hills to sell.
What to explore at Nyaung Shwe Market?
Nyaung Shwe Market offers the usual mix of fruit and veg, household goods, fishing equipment, clothing, motorbike parts and just a smattering of souvenir-type stalls. Around the edge — it borders Main Road and Yone Gi Road — are coffee shops, barbers, grocery stores, karaoke and, not least, in the southeast corner the famous Nyaung Shwe restaurant Lin Htett. It all winds down late afternoon but restaurants, coffee shops and the karaoke are open into the evening. This is an excellent spot to while away a morning anyway if you do opt for a break from the lake.
How to get to Nyaung Shwe Market?
Nyaung Shwe Market is located on Yone Gyi St, Nyaungshwe. Visitors can reach the place by taxi or bicycle which is rent via your hotel.
- A pretty big market
- Authentic and colourful
- The usual mix of fruit and veg
- An excellent spot to while away
- Very interesting spot for tourists
Mingalar Market Nyaungshwe Myanmar (Burma)